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    Question How much to build ?

    Anyone who has read our main thread about renovating Missy's Thai house will know that it was indeed a renovation .

    In other words we have not done the whole job of clearing space and actually building a place where there was previously only soil .
    But now we must plan to do a very simple build and you folks know far more about those costs than we do .

    We already have the land . We want to build maybe 3 small homes . Very simple small independent homes .

    24 metres square ( 6 x 4 ) . Plain rectangle with one bedroom , a shower/toilet room and a living area .

    Very very similar to the units you will see in Simon's airport hotel developments.... but not benefiting from the one long shared roof .

    So if I just look at one alone . Clean , clear space .
    Power is there . Water .

    A simple straightforward dwelling . Lots of cheapish white tiles . Shower , toilet , single storey , Q-con block .... nothing at all fancy but a clean winter-time dwelling for a retired male relative who will sleep in there , look at his computer , make coffee and only be using a microwave for some snacks , sit on the small terrace reading a book..... and falling asleep with a fan spinning away . No a/c .

    What would you envisage such a building costing ? Disregarding the value of the land.

    And thank you for any help here .




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    This is about 6x8 and cost around 350,000 a year ago.
    Concrete posts, wood floor and framing, sheerawood exterior.



    5 to 10k per meter depending on finish for a thai style house.

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    That's a very pretty piece of construction , Necron .

    I can save some cost on the roof by being a simple rectangle .

    In fact that's far nicer than I had in my mind's eye !

    Missy ...... after all her building adventures and expenditure on good materials now says she would be happier living in that ! Alone !!

    Me too !!!

    Thank you N.



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    Other than the simple bathroom it has no internal partitions, just laid out functionally like a studio apt when we are there, bed to the back, tv and lounge to the front and a dry kitchen (fridge, microwave coffee pot etc to the side. For 2 people it's plenty.
    One internal pillar that doubles as a key coat and hatrack..

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    As we are in Korat ..... is this particular house anyplace nearby ?

    In one photo you have changed my whole idea ( ... do you have an interior picture ? ).

    If its plenty enough for 2 people then I would be thinking our 6 x 4 might be enough for one person.

    It's a point of interest that long before Missy said she regrets going so big with her home I was reading several other Threads where people were saying exactly the same thing.
    That with so much time being spent outside in such a warm climate they really did not want the maintenance of their large homes .

    And even in cold wet UK there are plenty of folks living in caravans . There's one that's advertised as a 6 Berth home .... 9 m x 3.5 m ! 6 BERTH !!!!

    I'd love to see an interior pic of this cute place if you have one .



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    Very good price for the wooden house !

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickmansucks View Post
    Very good price for the wooden house !
    it's sheerawood, a mock wood cement cladding.

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    wasp.. my sister in law just had a small place built. 6 x 4 with a small bathroom extension on the side, flat sloping roof etc.. using concrete block and roof tiles. built by the village builder. cost was circa 200k finished.

    i will post some pictures up for you in a few days.. on a side note there is a modular building company that is selling houses in Nonthaburi, ban bau tong... a kinda 2 storey affair was 395k. here are some pictures



    But i think i would build something using ACC block myself. These are good if you don't want to pile though as their footprint is light.

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    thaicbr .......


    This is reassuring .

    In my mind I was hoping to get away with 250 000 .... so perhaps I can take your sister's home and add a bit of flourish from Necron's and hit that mark .

    Is ACC block the same as Q-Con ?

    I'd really like to see those pictures when you can .


    My thanks .



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    yes..same as q-con.. it should have said AAC block..oops

    I will check the figures with her ie cost.. other than village builder skimping on a few things it fairly well done. electrics in the walls, gyproc ceiling etc

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    Thread a bit dated but some ideas and prices.

    TeakDoor.com - The Thailand Forum Thai House Plans

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaicbr View Post
    yes..same as q-con.. it should have said AAC block..oops
    I will check the figures with her ie cost.. other than village builder skimping on a few things it fairly well done. electrics in the walls, gyproc ceiling etc


    thank you W.

    ( That's not a great face on that Smiley - is it ? It looks evil really .)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Thread a bit dated but some ideas and prices.

    TeakDoor.com - The Thailand Forum Thai House Plans
    I haven't met you before , Norton . Except to put your house in the Gallery .

    Thank you for this .



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    Hi Wasp,

    We checked out these ready made houses which were in a shopping centre carpark somewhere between Udon and Seka, the name and phone numbers should be visible on the photo. I took a couple of photos at the time as we considerd one of these as an interim home, but then dropped the idea. Prices were around the $300k Baht on your land with a few variations from memory.

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    Thank you OverweightOne .

    I've seen these once on a road somewhere but I don't know where.

    They seem very " fussy " to me and all that wood is a worry . Fire . Termites . Fire . and of course fire .

    Wouldn't mind seeing a floor plan though .

    Thank you for the picture . We wouldn't build like that though - would we ? We'd have the front open so we can sit and look out at the World . Not sit looking in .

    Thank you again .




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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    This is about 6x8 and cost around 350,000 a year ago.
    Concrete posts, wood floor and framing, sheerawood exterior.



    5 to 10k per meter depending on finish for a thai style house.

    necron, have you got any more pics of this build by any chance? looks just like the sort of house we are looking to construct, maybe a little bit bigger with a separate bedroom and kitchen..

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